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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Drought Concerns

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Near the Sam Casey bridge looking southeast, a sandbar is visible in the Neuse River because of drought conditions. This picture was taken from Avery Davis's property off of old 111 South. For more information see Watching...

County Election Board certifies results

The Wayne County Board of Elections certified Hosea Manley as the winner of the District 3 seat on the Mount Olive Town Board, after Manley's opponent withdrew from the race. Manley and incumbent Paul Smalley tied last week with 84...

City man gets prison time for 2002 murder

A Goldsboro man who eluded authorities for three months after a 2002 shooting death has pleaded guilty in Wayne County Superior Court to second-degree murder and has been sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison. Kevin Devon Graham, 29,...

Watching the Neuse

without rain soon, there could be serious drought concerns At around 6 a.m., John Thomas leaves his Johnston County home for some exercise, sometimes with a fishing pole, and doesn't return for hours. Thomas, 57, said he has walked by...

Flu shot demand prompts shortage

From staff reports The Health Department has run out of the flu vaccine but might get another shipment, Health Director James Roosen said this morning. Flu clinics scheduled at the Health Department have been discontinued until more of the vaccine...

WCC officials dedicate newest campus addition

Wayne Community College officials dedicated the school's new Walnut Building on Tuesday during a ceremony in its lobby. The Walnut Building houses the college's Continuing Education and Workforce Preparedness Division and contains a 54-seat lecture hall and 40-seat boardroom that...

MOC plans homecoming

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds of alumni are expected to return to Mount Olive College this weekend to participate in the school's annual homecoming weekend. Festivities begin Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. with a business breakfast briefing in...

Fremont to get more grants for sewer line work

FREMONT -- Fremont will get another $1.7 million in grants for sewer line repairs and has applied for another grant for downtown improvements. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie announced Fremont will get a $1,551,000 grant from the state's Clean Water Management...

Telethon nets $30,067 for Crime Stoppers

From staff reports The 20th annual Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers raised $30,067 last weekend in pledges and donations to help law-enforcement agencies investigate serious crimes. "It went very well," said Goldsboro police Sgt. Dot Ardes, the Crime Stoppers law-enforcement coordinator....

Public records

4 hurt in wrecks Four drivers were injured and damages were estimated at $30,000 in five recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A southbound Fremont driver was injured and damages were estimated at $6,500 in a two-car collision...

Businesses vow to support employees serving in Guard

Representatives of six local employers signed statements promising to support their employees who are guardsmen or reservists Tuesday, at a ceremony sponsored by Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR. ESGR is a Department of Defense organization established...